Monthly Archives: August 2016

Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Parties Sunday 4th + 11th September from 10:30 at the Cornfield (north of site)

Having kept the competition on the tansy plants under some control and reverting as the days draw in to Sunday work parties, we’ll now be looking to clear up after the hay cut and prepare for some reseeding. There’s also … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows on Radio York

Being interviewed at the last work party by Gareth Barlow from 50:15 on. https://t.co/Izzwu9GT5X  

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party on 25th August 2016

After an afternoon downpour the sky appeared to be dry and the volunteers gathered to start trimming around the tansy plants on the bank of the New Meadow that had been gated off to keep the cattle out whilst the … Continue reading

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Why There are Cattle Grazing on Rawcliffe Meadows

Every year we hear of a complaint or two to City of York Council about cattle grazing on the meadows adjacent to Clifton Ings behind the former Clifton Hospital. The area is neither owned nor managed by the Council and … Continue reading

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Report on the Friend of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 11th August 2016

Luckily for us the rain had stopped by the time we gathered to manage the tansy plants near the Pond. The consistent management over a number of years around the plants can be seen to have had an effect although … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Thursday 11th August from 6:30 at the Pond

This month’s main tasks continue our summer theme of  restraining the competing vegetation around the two main tansy plant areas, the Pond enclosure on Thursday 11th and around New Meadow on Thursday 25th August. Our apologies to those whose availability … Continue reading

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